I can’t believe that July 4th has already come and gone. Does that mean that summer is pretty much over?! Well, I went baking crazy during this weekend. Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars were one of the things I made.
On the Friday before the 4th, we took the kids to Smolak Farms and picked some raspberries while we were there. I knew exactly what I wanted to make with them.
In the Sally’s Baking Addiction cookbook there is the recipe for these Dark Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars. And I already had the remaining ingredients so I began working on them as soon as I got home. On a side note, about 2 months ago I was not a fan of raspberries. I would tolerate them as part of something, like a dessert of course. But now, I love them. What happened?!
I always get nervous baking anything cheesecake related. I never know if it is really done or not because it is supposed to be a little “jiggly” in the middle. And my oven is weird. It always bakes a couple of minutes quicker than the time given. I have it figured out pretty good, but I am not sure how that would work with a real cheesecake. This is why I have put off making one.
I think I may have baked these just a couple of minutes too long, because I just wasn’t sure. The tops cracked a bit and I think that’s why.
Despite the cracking, these bars came out great. It has a delicious Oreo crust and dark chocolate chips to accompany the raspberries. And we all know what a fan of dark chocolate I am right now.